'''Russia''' (; ; from the — Rus' (region)|Rus'
), also officially known as the '''Russian Federation'''
["The names Russian Federation and Russia shall be equal". ]
(), is a sovereign state
in northern Eurasia
[crimea not included]
Russia is the largest country in the world
, covering more than one eighth of Earth's inhabited land area,
[http://www.greece.mid.ru/rus/russia/territoria_naselenie.html] [http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Russia.html] [http://www.contrtv.ru/repress/2689/]
and the List of countries and dependencies by population|ninth most populous
, with over 146.6 million people at the end of March 2016.
[[http://www.gks.ru/bgd/free/B16_00/IssWWW.exe/Stg/dk04/8-0.doc Official estimate]]
Extending across the entirety of North Asia|northern Asia
and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans...